Youth leader weighs in on the drift in Jubilee Party

Nakuru Youth a d Governance Chairman Daniel Kimani (sitted).PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru Youth and Governance Chairman Daniel Kimani has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in the ongoing drift within Jubilee Party.

In a phone interview,Kimani said the President who is also the party leader should now act.

He noted that the changes within the Jubilee Party should come after consultations.

According to Kimani,changes in the party officials should only come after National Executive Council meeting and the election of new members to represent each county.

While noting that youths are the majority members,the Nakuru youth and Governance Chairman says the Jubilee Party should also ensure more youths take up the leadership.

“Being that majority of members are youths,we want the party to ensure youths take over leadership with immediate effect” said Kimani.

According to Kimani,if this does not take place,then as youths they will take their position.

He adds that the youths are capable of of forming  their own political party.

“The aim of creating Jubilee Party was to include everyone in the party and the youths should lest we march out and form our own political party” he said.

Give room for youths in the fight against COVID-19,county told

Nakuru Youth and Governance Chairman Daniel Kimani.PHOTO.Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru county youth and Governance Chairman Daniel Kimani has called on the county government to ensure youth inclusivity in matters war on COVID-19.

In a phone interview,Kimani said the youth should be given opportunity to continue sensitizing community on COVID-19.

He said the county Government should not work as a lone lager.

According to Kimani,the County Disaster management team must give youth first priority when sensitizing people on COVID-19.

“We are calling on the county government to ensure youths are given space in the fight against COVID-19” he said.

He says the committee must have youth, women and PWDs.

On the distribution of food,Kimani says the youths should be in the forefront.

“When supplying food to the needy people let all the youth be in the forefront up to the village level” he said.

He proposes that the county government averts using people who are not known at the community to run the food program as they will not be able to identify the needy.

The youth leader is also calling on the county government of Nakuru to make sure every youth is included in the list of needy categories.

He says as it stands now most youths are needy since most of them were rendered jobless after the announcement of COVID-19 Pandemic.

He also cited the county move to shut all the salons and barber shops as another contributor to joblessness.

Youths warn politicians against using BBI rallies to cause ethnic division

Politicians have been warned against using Building Bridges Initiative rallies to polarize the country.

Speaking in Njoro Sub County on Saturday, Nakuru Youth and Governance Forum Chair Daniel Kimani said the ongoing BBI rallies should be used to sensitize members of the public.

He said as it stands now a section of politicians have hijacked the whole process and are now using the rallies to make utterances that might polarize the country.

According to the youth leader, if politicians will not stop utterances that might lead to polarization in the country, then the live TV coverage of BBI rallies should be banned.

While terming the BBI as a document that had good intentions for the nation through uniting Kenyans, he noted that politicians should stop using it to gain their own interests.

“The BBI rallies should not be platform for politicians to make utterances that will polarize the nation. Let the politicians respect the electorates” said Kimani.

On the national politics of the nation, Kimani has challenged youths to ensure they come and participate in crucial decision making.

While noting that the recent census report indicated that majority of Kenyans are youth,Kimani called on youths across the country to come out and rally behind leaders who have the youths’ interests at heart.

This, he says is the only way to ensure an end to what he terms as mediocrity by a section of leaders.

“To the youths across the nation, this is your country and you have to come out towards 2022 and make your voices heard” he said.

His sentiments coming a day that the fifth public consultative meeting on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was held in Narok County.

Meanwhile, the BBI steering committee sitting in Nairobi has over the week collected views from key leaders and organizations, before a final report is drafted, paving way for constitutional amendments through a referendum.

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